Top things to do

Club in Puerto Ayora

La Panga

Downstairs from Bongo Bar, this disco is where to go to grind the night away.
Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora

Descanso del Guia

Near the passenger pier, this bustling cafeteria is a handy spot for a quick bite (set lunches $4.50).
Italian in Puerto Ayora

La Dolce Italia

With its warm, nautically inspired decor and gregarious Sicilian owner, this upscale Italian bistro is popular with groups on break from boat buffets. A number of excellent pizzas and pastas are served and if you ju…
Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora


Good tunes, cool breezes and tasty Ecuadorian and international dishes (chicken curry, grilled seafood platters, fish in coconut sauce) draw a lively crowd most nights. It's pricey but casual, with open sides and a …
Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora

Hernan Café

Owing to its location at the busiest intersection in town, lively Hernan Café often packs a crowd, and serves up decent (if unmemorable) pasta, pizza, fish and meat dishes.
Regional in Puerto Ayora

Familiar William’s

Familiar William’s stands out for its delicious encocados (fish, shrimp or lobster in a savory coconut sauce).
International in Puerto Ayora

La Cueva de Gus

This picturesque open-air spot perched over the water serves tasty fish and lobster, pizzas and bistro fare. It's attached to Angermeyer Point Hotel; to get there, take a water taxi from the pier.
Seafood in Puerto Ayora

Rincón de Alma

A casual street-side restaurant that serves ceviche and other seafood dishes, including lobster omelet ($16).
Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Ayora

Charles Darwin Research Station

Just northeast of town is this iconic national park site, where more than 200 scientists and volunteers are involved with research and conservation efforts, the most well-known of which involves a captive breeding p…
Cafe in Puerto Ayora

Casa de Lago Café Cultural

This boho cafe with a few indoor and outdoor patio tables serves excellent breakfasts, sandwiches, empanadas and salads, as well as homemade cakes, fruit drinks and brewed coffee.